King of the Birds
Since we were talking about Flannery O'Connor's peacocks last week, I thought it would be fun to do some show and tell (not of Flannery's particular peacocks, of course!)
The photos are compliments of a blogging buddy from Combe Martin over in the United Kingdom. I asked him to reveal where the peacocks reside, and this is what he said...
The brightly coloured peacock lives in the gardens of an old Inn which is in a valley that runs down to a place called Heddons Mouth by the sea. This is a very popular spot with walkers and there is an old Roman fort nearby (or the remains of one). The peacock with the lovely rear view comes from a local zoo (I do not think that this pose will impress the girls!)
I am mostly impressed that anything in creation can be so stunning, regardless of the point of view. I guess that's why they call the peacock "King of the Birds."
Peacocks dressed up and down, by Martin Stickland. Used with permission.